Client Testimonials

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Betty C. / Sunnyvale, CA

My husband and I have been working with Inyoung for many years. She was a knowledgeable and competent personal trainer when we met her in the Bay Club.
Over the years, through her determinations and hard works, we witnessed first hand she matured into the rare wellness professional who can provide the true complete package of care to her clients. She combines the western fitness trainings and eastern herbal medicine & Acupuncture, providing us with the unique tailored made wellness care programs.
Her long years of studies and experiences made her unique; She’s more capable and competent than regular PT or trainers. She is a true healthcare professional.
If you need someone to help you to become healthier, stronger and look younger, Inyoung is the expert you need in your life!

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Julia K. / Sunnyvale, CA

Highly recommend!!! Inyoung is truly a life-saver as your customized professional health coach for life. I first knew her as Bay Area’s most highly sought after ultimate personal trainer and Pilates specialist at the highest end gyms. She was always the most experienced and sought after trainer, and although she keeps this on the down low, she has trained and studied under famous instructors such as Rodney Yee. Her training is legit, not learned from Youtube!!! ūüėČ Thus, it’s safer and just WAY BETTER! Her clients always remain loyal even when they move because she’s just that AMAZING! Her personable warmth and genuine care make her not only an unbelievable motivator, but also a trustworthy friend to all her clients; she’s not only an extraordinary coach, she’s just an extraordinary person with the hugest heart I know. She’s there FOR you, cares FOR you, won’t abandon you when you want to quit on yourself because of life’s ups-and-downs. In the world of sports medicine, Inyoung is a triple threat all-star because she knows so much related to not only safely getting immediate weight loss results and healing, but also total body transformation and long-lasting healing from the inside out. If you are looking for an expert at acupuncture (with a nursing background too!), nutrition, yoga (including the yoga acrobatics you see Hollywood stars do!), pilates reformer and pilates mat (she’s extensively trained in true pilates that heals your body), ultimate personal training and conditioning, physical therapy, weight loss, and more (the list goes on), she is your all-star specialist! I highly, highly recommend Inyoung if you want to see a lasting difference in your body, health, and mindset!!!

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Jay P. / Los Altos, CA

I have worked with InYoung for over 4 years now. She has helped me lose roughly 30 pounds, and helped me maintain a healthy life style that keeps that weight off. She has also helped me correct my posture, and maintain my flexibility as I move into my mid-50s. I am much happier and healthier since we started working together. I highly recommend her!

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Dilnaz T. / Sunnyvale, CA

I recently discovered Inyoung accidentally and ¬†decided to give her a try for some chronic inflammation around an old hip injury that I am also currently being treated for with physical therapy. Her office location was only 8 mins away and that happened to be an additional perk. I was initially extremely skeptical when she recommended acupuncture for my injured spot, as I had up until this point had zero success with all other acupuncture providers but I willing to give it a try. The first session was nothing like any of the other previous sessions I had had. I walked away a bit sore but found myself pain free the next day. I went back for a second session and again noticed significant improvement overnight in my chronic pain and inflammation. I was sleeping better, had more energy. She also recommended some chinese herbs to take daily, I found the powder difficult to work with so she accommodated me and made me capsules which made life a lot easier. I’ve had a few hiccups since then but each time Inyoung heard my concerns and feedback and adjusted the treatment as needed. She has repeatedly checked in after each session daily to see if I am in any pain etc. She also has provided me with some small life style changes which I am working on integrating into my daily routine. Finally I left this part for last , I initially went to Inyoung for private pilates classes to complement the PT I was getting but her intuition and judgment to wait before starting turned out to be right. I just purchased her pilates packet, we have had two sessions and I am noticing improvements and looking forward to this journey in healing.

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Ray C. / Saratoga, CA

I have known InYoung since she was my trainer at Bay Club.  She has helped me with core strengthening and posture alignment tremendously to prevent my aging body from falling apart.  She is my current trainer/accupunctuncturst for my ongoing knees and back problems.  Her approach is unique and specific to the muscle strengthening and proper alignment to mitigate the poor habits that I have developed over the years.  She is also able to ameliorate my occasional pain with acupuncture and I can rarely feel the needles.  I highly recommend InYoung for either personal training or pain management.  Thank you to keep me active on my mountain bike and tennis court.  Great job InYoung.

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Steve M. / San Jose, CA

My experience with InYoung is in the areas of Acupuncture, and Chinese and herbal/homeopathic medicine.  Despite being pretty fit, I have had a number of nerve and muscle issues that have become chronic, and resistant to treatment by my regular doctors.

InYoung has taken a holistic and broad approach to treating me, and we are making good progress. ¬†She is highly perceptive to changes in my body, including being able to tell simply by touch if I’m slightly dehydrated or haven’t eaten enough!

She has used a combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, and electro-stimulation, coupled with advice and training on specific exercises to help restore balance and build strength in problem areas.

My sleep was very disrupted when I began seeing her, and that has mostly been resolved.  I have also seen improvement in the nerve and muscle pain, and we continue to work on making further improvements.

I am an engineer and businessman, and I’ve been very impressed with the breadth of InYoung’s knowledge, her kind and highly perceptive nature, her persistence, and her very scientific and factual approach to treatment.

I highly recommend InYoung if you are having problems that others have been challenged to help you solve.

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Leena S. / Cupertino, CA

I just finished my 4th appointment with Inyoung and she has been amazing.

In just 4 appointments she has treated my back, neck and ankle pain. She has really taken the time to get to know me and asks the right questions. She even discovered that I have poor circulation after years of wondering why my hands and feet are always ice cold.

Inyoung is truly a healer and taught me so much about my body. She is very experienced and after every session she leaves me with a few tips to continue being pain free. I feel that she really cares about her patients. Not to mention she’s very patient and admirable person.

She answers texts punctually and is flexible with appointments. I feel lucky to have found a great acupuncturist and I’m excited to continue learning and treating my pain!

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Cesar A. / San Jose, CA

Inyoung Ha Venegas is wonderful. She is definitely a true healer. I began coming here last month with horrible shoulder and neck pain and Inyoung has been treating me with the utmost care and she takes her time to do the needed treatment without rushing. She’s very personable, kind, sweet, knowledgeable, and attentive. She has made a significant difference in my healing and in helping me improve the quality of my life during this challenging season.

Look no further. This place has become my oasis, I go here to soothe and heal. You will be very glad you came to see her too! I am sincerely very grateful to you from the innermost depths of my heart ūüôā

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Ceci Y. / Cupertino, CA

I have finished two courses with Inyoung and just added another two courses from her. I sit at my desk long time in front of the computer so I have a lot of the neck, shoulder and back problem. Inyoung provides me with a lot of training and taught me how to stretch my back to correct my posture. She also points out all the weakness eg imbalance that I have never known and helps me to correct it. I have found myself stronger and gained better strength during her lessons. Inyoung is not just a regular personal trainer, she has a great sense of humor and also able to work with my pace. She also gives me lots of nutrition advice and able to treat my digestion issue through acupuncture. Inyoung is amazing and I’m so lucky to find her!!

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Camelia B. / Los Altos, CA

A great person, acupuncturist, trainer.. If You need to improve  your body CONDITION, BALANCE, STRENGTH, PAIN, she is the person to go to. I have been training with her for many years. Not only my body is so much stronger but my back posture improved so much. INYOUNG is very serious when it comes to her job. She does the extra mile for you. She always  thrives to know more and help her patients. I really recommend her. You will not regret knowing and learning from her.

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Tina N. / Palo Alto, CA

In Young is helping my whole body stronger with better posture and much less pain from my job, especially the neck, shoulders and back pain.  I totally recommend her to any of my friends for whole body wellness.  Thank you InYoung for being a great trainer and healer!

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Heeji K. / Pleasanton, CA

By far the best acupuncture/massage place I’ve tried! Inyoung is great and service is so nice and friendly. If you’re looking to try acupuncture, this place is definitely worth checking out!

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Lizz S. / Belmont, CA

I have known Inyoung Ha Venegas for the past six years as a colleague and later as her client. She possess a background in nursing and acupuncture and is a one of the top Pilates instructors and Personal trainer that I know (I’m a fellow instructor so I know). She has training and credentials in an assortment of physical disciples, surfing setting, yoga, aerial yoga, corrective exercise, etc. from many of the top institutions in health and fitness. As her colleague, I have observed and experienced Inyoung to be caring and generous with her wealth of knowledge. She brings to bare this vast array of knowledge and understanding of the human body and combines it with focus, a sense of humor, a never-give-up attitude and a palpable caring to create effective and innovate solutions to some of the most intractable client physiological complaints that I and her other clients bring to her. She is fun, firm, confident, and effective! She is never satisfied with her learning and is constantly trying to improve so you will always be getting the best from her!!

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MF L. / Honolulu, HI

I am trained by Inyoung for over 6 months. Unlike traditional PT, she understands my body and with her training, I am now more flexible and my body posture is improving a lot. Highly recommended Inyoung!

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Jinny Kim/ Santa Clara, CA

I have been working with Inyoung since October, 2020. Weekend workouts at the park give me not only physical strength but also refreshing mindset especially during the pandemic. It is absolutely fun to exercise with other peers as well. She is aware of my body condition. Even if it is a group setting, I still get valuable comments on my posture. More often than not, it is pretty challenging to keep up with her speed and standards however I feel accomplishment from the class. Thank you Inyoung!

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Goranka B./ Los Altos, CA

I have been working with InYoung for years. She has helped me recover from massive surgeries which required 3 months of not using a foot afterwards, she helps me through periods of inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis, sh offers advice, corrections and support to get me back to where I want to be: hiking, biking, swimming without restrictions.

I’ve worked with five different physical therapists and probably five – ten different trainers. InYoung is a rare and special gem. Her knowledge of human anatomy and kinetics is extraordinary. Her minor corrections of standard exercises to accommodate restrictions or to make them more effective is fantastic. And, her dedication and willingness to work with whatever problems a client has (with chronic diseases, for example) and see them through their lows with patience, encouragement and empathy is unparalleled. I’ll continue working with her for as long as she is willing to keep working with me.

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Raffie C./ Saratoga, CA

InYoung is amazing! I’ve had chronic pain in my left hip/hamstring/calf/foot on my left side since I had Achilles repair surgery over 10 years ago.
My pain was constant and I never thought it would get better. Months of PT, years of working out, massage, etc none of it made the pain go away.
InYoung saw me for a few weeks of acupuncture and assigned me some “homework” (exercises) to do and the pain and is 85% better. I can’t thank her enough for helping me!

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Kelly K./ San Francisco, CA

I came to InYoung for acupuncture in hopes of treating some chronic stress symptoms. I was dealing with intense acid reflux and my primary care physician’s only solution was regular medication. I tend to prefer a more natural/holistic approach than taking medication for the rest of my life, so I figured acupuncture was worth a shot. In just 4 weeks (2 visits) my reflux has gone away entirely.

I definitely recommend InYoung!

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Stacey S./ Saratoga, CA

InYoung is awesome! I went in with chronic pain in my forearm. I had gone to my GP months ago and all they did was prescribe a wrist guard which did not resolve the issue. InYoung was able to treat it with 4 sessions and able to give advice on nutrition and supplements for better overall health and better sleep.  Highly recommend!

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Michael V. / San Jose, CA

Very professional. Great instruction. Great acupuncturist. When I was running my Achilles’ tendon popped. I could barely walk but I knew it wasn’t torn. Inyoung gave me acupuncture, 2 needles with electric stimulation that day. The next day I was able to walk much better.¬†

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Jen M. / Sunnyvale, CA

I started training with InYoung a few weeks based on friend’s referral. I was impressed with her in the first session. She’s very knowledgeable and thorough with her guidance on adjustment for good posture. A truly all around great trainer! High recommended!

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Julia K. / Santa Clara, CA

Inyoung is truly a life-saver as your customized professional health coach for life. I first knew her as Bay Area’s most highly sought after ultimate personal trainer and Pilates specialist at the highest end gyms. She was always the most experienced and sought after trainer, and although she keeps this on the down low, she has trained and studied under famous instructors such as Rodney Yee. Her training is legit, not learned from Youtube!!! ūüėČ Thus, it’s safer and just WAY BETTER!

Her clients always remain loyal even when they move because she’s just that AMAZING! Her personable warmth and genuine care make her not only an unbelievable motivator, but also a trustworthy friend to all her clients; she’s not only an extraordinary coach, she’s just an extraordinary person with the hugest heart I know. She’s there FOR you, cares FOR you, won’t abandon you when you want to quit on yourself because of life’s ups-and-downs. In the world of sports medicine, Inyoung is a triple threat all-star because she knows so much related to not only safely getting immediate weight loss results and healing, but also total body transformation and long-lasting healing from the inside out.

If you are looking for an expert at acupuncture (with a nursing background too!), nutrition, yoga (including the yoga acrobatics you see Hollywood stars do!), pilates reformer and pilates mat (she’s extensively trained in true pilates that heals your body), ultimate personal training and conditioning, physical therapy, weight loss, and more (the list goes on), she is your all-star specialist!

I highly, highly recommend Inyoung if you want to see a lasting difference in your body, health, and mindset!!!

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Minjang K. / San Jose, CA

As myself is a poor software engineer who has been sitting for 8 hours every day for many many years, I started to have chronic back and posture problems. I once had a personal trainer a couple of years ago but soon forgot the right postures. Then, I met Inyoung. She perfectly helped and corrected my problems with her disciplined approaches and rich knowledge.

Inyoung firstly assessed my problem correctly. For the first several weeks, she only focused on fixing my postures. I was able to learn many new stretching with her. For sure, stretching unused my muscle was literally torturing. But as I was repeating the stretching, I started to notice the differences in my posture. What I love her approach was that she sets realistic and achievable goals for me. She gives just one or two homework to remember the exercise, which was highly effective to me. She is very knowledgeable from the fundamental theory to the applications. I am learning a lot from her. Finally, she is an exemplary person. Inyoung shared her story that she was not an athletic person at the beginning. This gives me more motivation.

Again, I am super grateful to see Inyoung and learn from her.

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Youn Soo L. | Santa Clara, CA

Frozen shoulder is gone!

About 5 years ago I suffered from frozen shoulder on my right shoulder. The pain was so severe that it made me wake up several times in the middle of the night and I couldn’t lift my arm. Doctors tried many things but at the end I got a steroid injection to get rid of the pain.

A few months ago, I started to have pain on my left side shoulder and I couldn’t touch my back due to the pain. I was so worried about having another frozen shoulder on my left shoulder. BUT I met Inyoung and worked out with her for a few sessions. She also treated me with acupuncture one time on my shoulder and guess what? The pain went away and I was able to move my arm and shoulder freely!

High level professional training!

Inyoung can give you a complete! customized! professional level! of personal training and health care since she knows about physical therapy, Chinese medicine, yoga, pilates, body building and more. It is like having a personal trainer and a doctor caring for you! As for me, depending on my condition, she either made me work out or treated me with acupuncture.

I highly recommend Inyoung if you want to see a difference in your body and health.

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Charlie C. / Los Altos, CA

The Ultimate High-Performance Personalized Trainer

I am a relatively typical Silicon Valley technology executive.  I am always on, 24-7; I travel 10 times per year to Asia; I am deeply involved with my family; and I strive to improve in every way possible.  By 50, I was not able to maintain my cardio rate, my stamina and my flexibility; and my jet-lag to/from Asia had started to impact my lifestyle.  This is a factual summary of how Ms Inyoung Ha has helped me live like I am 45, at age 55.

I met Inyoung at my wife’s health club, the Bay Club. I selected her because of her incredible patience with a very unmotivated teenager who was forced to be there by parents. ¬†

My expectation with Inyoung was relatively low: weight loss as a possible way to recover some of the cardio & stamina loss. ¬†To my surprise, Inyoung’s meticulous analysis of my issues paid dividend immediately. ¬†She pointed out that I suffered from a disproportional unbalance in upper-abdominal vs. lower-pelvic muscles. ¬†Within a month, I was able to correct my posture, and this, in turn solved a mystery that baffled me in swimming.

At age 41, I started to take swimming seriously.  I had trained with two professional trainers, Scott Shea and later on a US Olympian, Dana Kirk.  With their help, my 50-meter freestyle stroke count dropped from 52 to 40, but I was not able to improve further because I arch my torso, especially when I take a breath.  Two months after training with Inyoung, I gained back my 40 strokes, and after one year, I was able to reach my absolute best of 38 strokes per 50 meters because I was able to maintain my body position and not sink.  

Returning to swimming has helped my cardio rate, but the biggest improvement actually came in year-two with Inyoung when we agreed to retool my breathing. ¬†Until then, my breathing wasn’t much different from most athletes: lung capacity, slow & steady breathing, etc. ¬†Inyoung showed me how I was not utilizing lower portion of my lungs. ¬†Furthermore, she showed me how to exhale from my pelvic, which I’ve learned intellectually from my Tai-Chi practice, but something I could not do instinctually until Inyoung focuses on my pelvic strength. ¬†By adopting these two changes, my cardio rate has improved dramatically. ¬†

Inyoung’s influence extends to my travel. ¬†We create a schedule which minimizes the trauma physical exertions put onto my liver and circadian clock. ¬†She also creates custom work-outs based on the hotel gyms I travel to, and leaves me text messages on what to focus on, how much to push, asking about my body condition, etc. ¬†Often times, it’s her messages that get me out of bed and into the gym. ¬† ¬†

Inyoung is a competitive and demanding trainer, taking pride in her clients’ success & improvement. ¬†However, she is also sensitive to her clients’ emotion. ¬†One afternoon I showed up at the gym totally exhausted & demoralized. ¬†Sensing I was not able to focus, Inyoung shifted away from body coordination, cardio ramp, and other mentally challenging drill. ¬†Instead, we focused on simple major muscles exertions designed to tire me out in shortest time possible without needing any focus, after which Inyoung gave me an extensive stretch-out & massage so I could relax and sleep that night. ¬†

I am fortunate to have met Inyoung at the turning point of my physical condition and be able to improve every aspect of my physical condition, my sleep pattern, and my ability to deal with jet-lags effectively. ¬†Yes, she is immensely knowledgeable, and her credential needs no repetition here. ¬†Rare as that, I argue it’s her intuitive and keenest observation of human, and her obsessive sense of perfection that makes her the best trainer for anyone. ¬†

I recommend her without any reservation as trainer who wants to maximize life, whether it’s a competitive sport, demanding corporate life, or full recovery from major injury/ailment.

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